Ringo Starr

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    5 Musicians Who Wrote Children's Books

    As we all know, the most irritating Beatles song in history is "Yellow Submarine." Well, we learned yesterday that the second most irritating Beatles song in history, "Octopus's Garden," is about to be turned into a children's book, which will come with a CD of unheard Ringo Starr tracks. (Joy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Six Children of Music Legends Whose Own Music Doesn't Suck

    You may have heard this week that Paul McCartney's son, James, wants to get together with the children of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr and be a Beatles: Next Generation band. Truthfully, that might be one of the saddest and most desperate concepts for a musical project we've ever he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    The Top 10 Worst Film Performances By Musicians

    By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO Rock star, singer-songwriter, producer, interior designer -- now we should add thespian to the many creative hats sported by Lenny Kravitz, who performs tonight (Feb. 14) at the Fox Theater in Oakland. In keeping with the family business -- his mom was the late Roxie Roker, a.k ... More >>

  • Music

    November 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    In Print: Wild Flag Is More Than a 'Supergroup'

    Wild Flag​Wild Flag: The concept of a "supergroup"-- wherein performers with cool and/or exciting pedigrees find themselves in something resembling a "band" -- dies hard. Imagine your favorite musicians playing together! Frequently, expectations exceed results -- a collection of individuals do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Official: The Beatles Now on iTunes (Yawn)

    ​So, as expected, Apple's big announcement today is that the Beatles' music is now available on the iTunes store. The band's albums are sold whole (regular albums are $12.99; the double-length White Album is $19.99) or by individual songs, which sell for $1.29. Also for sale now are three "bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    The Five Weirdest Movie Performances By Rock Musicians

    Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging American drive-ins every weekend. At first, acts were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Watch: Paul McCartney Sang 'Birthday' to Ringo Starr Yesterday

    Of all the people in the world to whom Paul McCartney could sing the Beatles song "Birthday," Ringo Starr is a leading candidate to find it the least exciting. And yesterday, at Ringo's 70th birthday concert, the old Scouser looked pretty darn chill when McCartney showed up in a dapper, Beatlesesque ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 12, 2004
  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Grapes, Without the Wrath

    We read "Grape," the Chron's "serial saga," so you don't have to and uncover the world champion of pizza acrobatics

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2004

    Seale the Deal

    Former Panther interviewed by former Panther

  • Culture

    September 3, 2003

    A Thunderbird Night of Terror

    Burnt-out rock stars, death metal, and a kilt-wearing bipolar Scots nationalist

  • Culture

    July 9, 2003

    Still Smilin'?

    Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee

  • Culture

    April 2, 2003

    A Grand Guy

    How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic

  • Music

    November 10, 1999

    Rock Bottom

    Konocti Harbor can be Northern California's baby-boomer pop hell -- when it's not the area's best-kept secret

  • Music

    December 16, 1998

    You're Mired in Controversy, Charlie Brown

    Who really played behind Vince Guaraldi on the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas?

  • Music

    May 17, 1995

    Signed, Sealed and Misdelivered

    The Rise and Fall of Bay Area Bands

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